parathion

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noun para·thi·on \ˌper-ə-ˈthī-ən, -ˌän, ˌpa-rə-\

Definition of parathion

  1. :  an extremely toxic insecticide C10H14NO5PS

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Origin and Etymology of parathion

para- + thiophosphate + 1-on


First Known Use: 1947


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parathion

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noun para·thi·on \ˌpar-ə-ˈthī-ən, -ˌän\

Medical Definition of parathion

  1. :  an extremely toxic thiophosphate insecticide C10H14NO5PS


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